Gunmen kill 16 members of Shiite in Southern Baghdad overnight
REUTERS

Iraqi police and medics Sources said that a gunman break into two houses in Baghdad and managed to kill 16 members of a SHI’ITE family over night.

Moreover At least 56 people were killed and 170 others wounded in separate attacks in central and eastern Iraq on Tuesday, police said.

At least a dozen of car bombs struck the national capital Baghdad on Tuesday evening, mostly-Shiite neighborhoods, killing 47 people and wounding 163 others, Xinhua reported citing a police source.

Eight people were killed and 28 others were wounded when two car bombs exploded in a popular market in Husseiniya area of northeastern Baghdad.

Furthermore, car bomb exploded near a popular restaurant in Talbea area in eastern Baghdad, killing at least eight people and wounding 25 others, the source said.

Earlier, four people were killed and 10 injured in a car bomb blast in the same area, he added. Another car bomb explosion in Alam neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad killed seven people and wounded 15 others.

Almost simultaneously, four civilians were killed and 14 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Zafaraniyah area in southeastern Baghdad. In Karrada district, the business area of central Baghdad, six people were killed and 15 others wounded when a car bomb went off.

Five people were killed and 16 others wounded when a car bomb exploded in a popular market in New Baghdad, southeastern of Baghdad .Two people were killed and 12 wounded when a car bomb exploded in Shurta neighborhood in southwestern Baghdad.

Similarly, many such explosions were reported from areas in and around Baghdad, killing several people.

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